Assistant Professor/Director Honors Program and Community Based Learning

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Assistant Professor/Director Honors Program and Community Based Learning

Tracking Code200088 Job Description

The Director, Honors Program and Community Based Learning, is responsible for all aspects of the department including supervision, budget and assessment. Teaching responsibilities include Honors Seminar, and facilitation of all honors coursework. The director interviews, advises and mentors honor students. As the administrative Phi Theta Kappa advisor, the director oversees the additional PTK advisors.

Major Position Responsibilities:
1) Manage the Honors and Community Based Learning Department, including staffing, accounting, procurement and marketing/communications
2) Teach Honors Seminar courses
3) Co-teach and/or coordinate Honors Forum courses
4) Coordinate honors course sections, contracts, and independent study
5) Act as the college nominator for the All-Kansas Academic Team
6) Manage Honors mini-grants
7) Coordinate with the librarian in charge of the Honors Online Journal for semester submissions
8) Chair the Honors Advisory Board
9) Interview prospective honor students
10) Mentor and facilitate honors advising for honor students
11) Facilitate scholarships associated with the department
12) Act as a co-advisor to the Honors Student Association
13) Accompany students as necessary to honors conferences and facilitate travel
14) Act as the administrative Phi Theta Kappa contact
15) Conduct department assessment
16) Keep updated on current trends in Honors education

Required Skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Motivation to teach and mentor students at the college level and promote student success
  • Ability to facilitate a positive and engaging learning environment that fosters creative and critical thinking
Required Experience
  • Master’s Degree
  • 3+ years' experience teaching honors coursework in a post-secondary setting

Preferred Experience:

  • PhD
  • Post-secondary program management
  • 1+ years’ supervisory experience in honors in a post-secondary setting
  • 3+ years’ experience teaching honors coursework in a community college
  • Honors research and/or conference presentations

Benefit Information:

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Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.


In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered.

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Job Location Overland Park, Kansas, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 7/25/2019
Application Due: 8/29/2019
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